If you have never tried some Chocolate Covered Espresso Bean Candy, you don't know what you are missing!
I have always loved the aroma of freshly brewing coffee, but it wasn't until I hit my 30's that I really started enjoying the taste.
I savored my very first chocolate covered espresso beans in the tropics of North Queensland, Australia. They were a real eye opener, literally. :)
These tiny little morsels have become popular in many countries and they have become less difficult to find.
If you would like to use chocolate espresso beans to make chocolate party favors, buy your espresso bean candy in bulk. You can then get some party favor bags and ties at Candyland Crafts for just a couple of dollars and really surprise your caffeine loving friends to an extra special treat of chocolate covered espresso bean candy.
A lot of the visitors to Chocolate Candy Mall are the do-it-yourself type. If you are one of those, you can always whip up a batch of your own Chocolate Coated Espresso Bean Candy.
Here is a simple chocolate espresso bean recipe that will walk you through the process. The secret is not the recipe, but the quality of the ingredients.
You can use basic chocolate chips, but if you really want the best results possible, buy the best chocolate you can afford. You will find gourmet chocolate at Chocolate.com.
Another tip is to use Arabica coffee beans because they aren't as bitter, but the ultimate choice is a matter of personal taste and preference.
Also, be sure the beans are roasted. If they are not, you need to roast them yourself for about 15 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Simple.
You can usually purchase whole beans at your local grocer or Gourmet Coffee Shop, but if you want to save the trip, consider the delicious beans offered at one of these great chocolate shops.
Once the chocolate has set, the chocolate covered espresso bean candy can be stored in an airtight container.
Again, I'll mention that if you want to give these little beauties as a gift, consider the little cellophane favor bags at Candyland Crafts.
They are very inexpensive but make your gift look extra special. They also have tons of molds if you want your chocolate covered espresso bean candy to be the perfect shape.
Some of my friends call it chocolate expresso candy. Call it what you will, it really gives you quite an enjoyable kick! :)